Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) defeated the Carolina Panthers in week 1. Doug Martin played well and looks to do it again against a defense that gave up 143 rushing yards last week. Mike Williams had a better game then the "number one" Vincenty Jackson, a trend that could be more common then most think. Josh Freeman continued his preseason struggles in to the regular season. The offense will need to run through Doug Martin moving forward. How can you not run through a guy nicknamed "muscle hamster," just saying.
Good starts:Doug Martin, Mike Williams, Vincent Jackson
Middle of the road:Josh Freeman
Bad starts: Dallas Clark
The New York Giants (0-1) underperformed as an offensive unit in week 1 against the Cowboys on opening night. From dropped passes by Victor Cruz to Hakeem Nicks being a practical no show, the Giants passing game could not get in to a rhythm. Eli Manning was one of the bigger disappointments from week 1. Manning should bounce back against a Tampa Bay Buccaneer defense that allowed 303 yards passing to Cam Newton last week. Possibly the lone bright spot from the Giants offense was Ahmad Bradshaw who is showing his worth as the clear-cut no.1. Martellus Bennett was also a nice surprise as he hauled in a touchdown and was targeted heavily. Bennett could be a guy to monitor looking ahead as he is the only tight-end of note on the Giants roster.
Good starts:Eli Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw, Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks
Middle of the road: Martellus Bennett, Dominic Hixon
Bad starts: David Wilson, Ruben Randle